melbourne - A foreign intelligence service was behind the attack with malware at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The malware also attempts to break into other networks of the Australian government. That suggests at least the Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC) in a report.
The attack was discovered last year. The malware used is often used by the ACSC in a state-sponsored cyber attacks.
There was evidence found that the attacker has copied an unknown amount of office documents and stolen. According to the ACSC has also shown that the existing safeguards were not good enough to protect the network against common threats in the field of cybercrime. The ACSC will continue to support the Agency in order to prevent such incidents can still happen again.
The report follows shortly after the United States, Russia for the first time openly accused of hacking political servers and leaking emails. The hacks are so large and so sensitive that the highest officials ' '' it must have approved, Washington gave to Friday.